“Powerhouse rough-hewn style North Hill Country Blues” on Prayer For Peace by the North Mississippi Allstars.
Freedom Highway by Rhiannon Giddens is a fine piece of music that amply demonstrates her voice and interpretation of several styles.
In Blue Collar Hippie Music, The Plott Hounds don’t so much bring their southern jamming sound into your music machine but transport you to their live show.
Don Bryant has the credentials to fill a page, confirming his place in the pantheon of luminaries of Soul: but is the album any good? Yup, it’s superb.
John Moreland’s fourth album Big Bad Luv is the kind of slow burner that even on first listen you know contains a few years of pleasure up the road
On Live From Los Angeles two of the best Country songs ever to have graced these ears appear on each side.
In Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train, Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi pay tribute to great bluesmen and pass the mantle of this venerated music to a new generation.
Use your money to buy the album or save up to see Shinyribs live? That’s a tough call for I Got Your Medicine by Shinyribs
Malcolm Holcombe uses a pencil and a beat up guitar to separate us from our Pretty Little Troubles on his latest album. He doesn’t suffer fools. I like that about him.
Son Volt’s Notes of Blue aims for where ‘blues and folk and country converge’.